GLORY 16 DENVER on May 3
By Glory , Wednesday March 19, 2014
GLORY 16 DENVER takes place at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado on Saturday, May 3 and will air LIVE on SPIKE TV at 8 p.m. ET.
AdBlock apps kill free websites...
The event is headlined by a Welterweight World Championship Title Fight that pits #1 ranked Nieky ‘The Natural’ Holzken (84-11-0, 44 KOs) of the Netherlands up against Belgium’s Marc de Bonte (86-11-1, 28 KOs), currently ranked #5.
Originally scheduled for GLORY 15 ISTANBUL, the match-up between power puncher Errol ‘The Bonecrusher’ Zimmerman (101-11-1, 42 KOs) and knockout artist Bangin’ Ben Edwards (36-9-3, 32 KOs) now serves as one half of the Heavyweight Contender Tournament at GLORY 16 DENVER.
On the other side of the tournament bracket, heavy handed Russian Sergey Kharitonov (5-3-0, 3 KOs) meets Brazil’s Anderson ‘Braddock’ Silva (37-10-1, 24 KOs).
Winners of GLORY Contender Tournaments are awarded a spot in their division’s next World Championship Tournament, which has the World Title on the line.
The winner of the GLORY 16 Contender Tournament will be competing for the GLORY World Heavyweight Championship later this year.
Making his GLORY debut in the Contender Tournament reserve bout - the winner of which will step up should either of the tournament finalists be unable to enter the ring - is recently signed heavyweight Pat ‘HD’ Barry (15-5-1, 9 KOs). He takes on fellow newcomer and former professional boxer Zack Mwekassa (10-1-0, 9 KOs).
GLORY 16 DENVER :
- Welterweight World Title Bout: Nieky Holzken vs. Marc de Bonte
- Tournament Reserve Bout: Pat Barry vs. Zack Mwekassa
- Tournament Semi-final Bout B: Anderson Silva vs. Sergey Kharitonov
- Tournament Semi-final Bout A: Ben Edwards vs. Errol Zimmerman
- Super Fight: Benjamin Adegbuyi vs Daniel Sam
- Super Fight: Artem Vakhitov vs Igor Jurkovic
- Super Fight: Francois Ambang vs Raymond Daniels